1. Champions League Last 16: Each Team's Most Important Player

    The Champions League is now well and truly back. This week marks the beginning of the second round, but it will be almost a month before we know which eight teams will progress into the quarterfinals...

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  2. Picking an All-Flair Premier League Best XI

    This season so far has been one of the most exciting in Premier League history. There have been plenty of high-scoring games, most notably in matches involving the top teams playing each other...

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  3. Manchester United vs. Liverpool: 6 Key Battles

    Saturday sees the latest installment of one of the biggest rivalries in world football: Manchester United versus Liverpool...

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  4. 12 of the Best Goal Commentaries of All Time 

    The art of football commentary has come a long way over the years. From the upper-class voice prosaically describing events on the pitch from the days before television, to the hyperbolic ...

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  5. 5 Reasons Fabio Capello's Resignation Will Help England's Euro 2012 Preparations

    In case you hadn't noticed already, Fabio Capello has resigned from his post as England manager. Just four months before the team's opening Euro 2012 fixture against France, ...

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  6. Liverpool vs. Tottenham: 7 Things We Learned 

    Monday night's 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspu r saw the two sides gain a point each which does neither of them much help at all. The Reds missed out on the chance to go above Arsenal and into sixth place...

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  7. 7 Biggest Gambles of the January Transfer Deadline

    The January transfer window may have come and gone, but the repercussions of clubs actions or lack thereof on deadline day will be felt all the way until the end of the season and beyond...

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  8. England Captaincy: Who Should Replace John Terry?

    Almost two years to the day since he was last deposed because of a tabloid scandal, John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy ...

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  9. Andy Carroll: 5 Ways Liverpool Can Get the Best from the £35 Million Striker 

    When Andy Carroll scored the opening goal in Liverpool 's 3-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday, it marked exactly a year to the day since his surprise arrival at Anfield in the final hours of the 2011 January transfer window...

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  10. 7 Best and Worst Decisions of the January Transfer Window

    As the clock struck 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, everyone could breathe a sigh of relief. The deadline for the January transfer window had passed, and the last of the midseason moves could be rubber-stamped...

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  11. Financial Fair Play Bites Big Clubs on January Transfer Deadline Day 

    The economy of football may not exactly be a mirror for the financial state of the nation as a whole, but England's current top four clubs have certainly approached their business on transfer deadline day in a spirit of austerity...

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  12. Tottenham Transfer Rumors: 10 Deadline Day Possibilities for Spurs

    To some it may be a crying shame, but to others it will come as blessed relief that deadline day of the January transfer window is almost upon us...

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  13. 10 Predictions for the FA Cup 4th Round

    The fourth round of the FA Cup is already underway. So far this weekend, the "magic of the cup" has bestowed upon us a fortuitous 1-0 win for Tottenham at Watford and a rare Denis Stracquilursi goal helping Everton to beat Fulham...

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  14. Chelsea vs. Queens Park Rangers: John Terry Allegations Cast Shadow over Derby

    We've been here before. In the build-up to a match involving Chelsea against a London rival there is a great deal of attention on whether or not a player will shake the hand of John Terry ...

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  15. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: 5 Predictions for 2nd Leg of Copa Del Rey Clasico

    Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou on Wednesday with their Copa del Rey crown very much in jeopardy. Los Merengues have to overturn a one-goal deficit from last week's first leg of their quarterfinal at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu...

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  16. Live January Transfer Blog: Hulk, Alex, De Bruyne, Onuoha, Dede

    We are now in the final full week of the January transfer window, and there is still plenty of business to be done...

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  17. Tottenham vs. Manchester City: Emmanuel Adebayor Will Be Missing Link for Spurs

    Sunday sees a huge Premier League clash between two of the main title contenders that will have a huge effect on who lifts the trophy. Also, later that same day, Arsenal host Manchester United ...

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  18. Real Madrid V Barcelona: Pepe's Stamp on Lionel Messi Shows Dark Side of Clasico

    Against Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid got almost everything right. As they set about beating their most bitter rivals in the Copa del Rey for a second ...

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  19. Tottenham January Transfers: 6 Spurs Rumours of the Week

    Something must be up at Tottenham. We are more than halfway through the January transfer window and Spurs have hardly been linked with any new players. Maybe someone should take manager Harry Redknapp's temperature...

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  20. Twitter: Why Football Players Should Be Allowed to Use It

    In the modern age, footballers are carefully ring-fenced and protected from the public and the media as much as possible...

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  21. Manchester United: 12 Biggest Problems Facing Red Devils at the Moment

    Defending Premier League champions Manchester United may be just three points off the top of the table and through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, but things are not exactly going swimmingly at the moment...

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  22. January Transfer Window: Winners and Losers so Far

    So fleeting is the January transfer window that we are almost halfway through it already. While the amount of business actually conducted in this month of the season usually increases ...

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  23. January Transfer Window: 10 Clubs Who Desperately Need a Big-Name Signing

    January can be a risky time to make a marquee signing. Whereas bringing a star name in during the summer allows a player a full preseason, both on and off the training pitch, a mid-season arrival demands that they hit the ground running...

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  24. Arsenal Transfers Rumours: Top 10 Gossip Stories of the Day

    Another transfer window and it's the same old story for Arsenal . Fans of the Gunners are demanding that Arsene Wenger opens his chequebook again in the hope of making sure the club does not miss out on champions League football next season...

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  25. Pep Guardiola: How Much Longer Will Coach of the Year Stay at Camp Nou?

    When Pep Guardiola made his speech upon accepting the award for Coach of the Year at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday, he did so in the eloquent, humble style that has come to characterise his time in charge of Barcelona...

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